• Green.
  • Same-sex sexual activity has been legal since 1934.
  • There is an equal age of consent for both gay and straight sex.

Is there anti-discrimination legislation in place?

  • Green.
  • Comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation was introduced across Uruguay in 2004.

Is there marriage equality?

  • Green.
  • Civil unions between same-sex couples have been recognised since 2008, and there has been marriage equality since 2013.

What’s it like for LGBTI who live there?

  • Green.
  • Uruguay is one of the most progressive countries in South America.
  • There is a small gay scene in Montevideo.

What’s it like for LGBTI who visit?

  • Green.
  • Generally seen as a destination that welcomes LGBTI visitors.

Overall rating and comments

  • Green.
  • Setting the standard for LGBTI equality in South America.

How you can help

  • Find ways to share the stories and experiences of LGBTI people in Uruguay.
  • Use your networks to raise awareness of Uruguay as a destination that welcomes LGBTI people.
  • Time your visit with LGBTI Pride celebrations in Montevideo — in 2016 these were held in September.